My 11 month old will not sleep during the night! Any suggestions.

Veronica - posted on 06/24/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I'm writing this even as my little boy screams upstairs. The ignoring sleep training as I call it is my last try. I have tried everything else. I went for the first 6 months holding him almost the entire night and almost killed myself with sleep deprivation. I'm so desperate. I don't know what to do I have tried so many things to try and get him to sleep. All different types of aids, tricks. You name it. He's too old and too active to swaddle. I don't know if I should try music or what. I've tried covers, no covers, sleepers, no clothes, light clothes, pajamas. I've tried having toys in the crib, no toys. He gets enough to eat. He uses a pacifier, I even attached it to a stuffed animal so he could cuddle with it. I would be more than happy to just let him cry it out. I am just sooo to that point, but we have such thin walls. I can't escape. I just don't know what to do anymore.

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Veronica - posted on 06/28/2014

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Thank you so much. So last night I gave him a bottle when he woke up at 2 in the morning and he slept until 8. I was really wary at first to do that, but I was desperate. lol. Thank you.

Veronica - posted on 06/26/2014

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I'm pretty good at not letting my emotions get to me mainly because I'm not an emotional person to begin with. I don't really want to give him at bottle in bed, because I don't want him to get used to that and then want one all the time. It's difficult. It's hard to know what to do.

Katie - posted on 06/25/2014

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First, take a deep breath. If you can go outside, go and take five minutes to clear your head. If you're having bad feelings about your baby it's better to leave him safely in a crib crying for a few minutes while you go take a few deep breaths than to hurt him or yourself. Have you tried giving him a bottle when you put him down to sleep? My LO is almost nine months old and doesnt sleep through the night because he wants a bottle. Maybe try and give him a few ounces in a bottle when you lay him down and he can drink it and comfort himself.

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